The state’s Emergency Commission has given Secretary of State Al Jaeger the go-ahead to hire three more staffers. As Prairie Public's Dave Thompson reports, the Commission gave permission to keep up with the increasing workload.
The Secretary of State deals with corporate and contractor registrations. The office is only open to the public six hours a day – because Jaeger says the staff needs time to catch up.
State Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) is a member of the Emergency Commission. He voted “yes” – but cautioned Jaeger.